Wicked Local Newton reports a local kid was arrested today for standing, somewhat unsteadily, in front of a fire station with a cooler full of booze and a pot-laced bong, two days after he was arrested on charges of urinating on the steps of the city police station.
His arrest today came after the local constabulary noticed he "appeared to have difficulty walking." Police say his cooler contained, among other things, enough syrupy vodka to ice four bros.
A regular genius until proven otherwise.
Wicked Local Newton reports fishers are out and screaming in Newton Highlands - and cats and ducks are some of their favorite meals.
Wicked Local Newton reports a woman turning into a driveway on Beacon Street yesterday was cited for failing to use care in turning because she plowed right into a bicyclist - who escaped serious injury.
Yes, if it falls on Newton Alderman Charlie Shapiro's car, Wicked Local reports.
Wicked Local Newton has the initial report on an incident on Ward Street, in which the woman may have been dragged by the car after she was clipped by it.
Janitor cleaning out lockers has three-foot python fall on him. A live three-foot python.
I dunno, is Newton a safe place to drive through?
David Bernstein notes certain aspects of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do-ness in Charles Rudnick's primary battle against state Sen. Cynthia Creem of Newton, such as saying he wouldn't take money from lobbyists, only to take money from lobbyists.
MBTA wants Newton approval for development at Riverside station, but isn't talking about transit improvementsBy adamg - 6/18/10 - 9:07 am
And Sean Roche wonders why not?
At another interesting community meeting about possible development at Riverside Station, transportation advocate Bill Aldrich had probably the best insight: why isn't there any improvement to transit included as part of a project at a T station? Why are we only concerned with cars, cars, cars? Bill specifically recommended restoring the connection between Riverside Station and the commuter rail line, a relatively small piece of work that would add options for folks in Lower Falls and Auburndale. ...
Sean Roche reports the bicyclist managed to stay on her bike after being hit by a car driven by an 81-year-old woman who kept on going - at least until police, whom the bicyclist called with the license-plate number - stopped her.
After spending $137,000 attempting to locate the 10-foot diameter steel coupling that broke causing the multi-day boil water order for 2 million people in the Boston area in May, the MWRA is regrouping because it can't find a trace of the giant steel ring anywhere.
Of course, there's always my theory that it was never there in the first place...
Wicked Local Newton reports a Newton man called police this morning when he woke up to find his car missing. The unlocked car in which he'd left the keys.
11:30 update: MBTA says trolley service has resumed.
The MBTA has just announced that they are busing between Reservoir and Fenway stations on the D line due to a tree that has fallen on the tracks.
Tree falling on Beacon
Wasn't wearing helmet in collision this afternoon at Commonwealth and Lowell avenues, Wicked Local Newton reports.
Newton Open Studios, this weekend, features the work of 175 artists across the Garden City.
Wicked Local Newton reports a rash of flower thefts in the Garden City:
... Hammond Street resident Ernest Winsor was ripped off twice in a week, when someone took a large barrel filled with impatiens flowers from his yard. He replaced the barrel and flowers but saw them taken as well. ...
Come and listen to a story about a man named Sal
A Boston urbanite, who was golfing with a pal,
Saturday at Leo J, he was shootin' under par,
And up through the ground came a bubblin' water.
Agua that is, H-two-O, Adam's ale.
Well the first thing you know ol' Sal's a sloppy mess,
His buddies all laughed at his obvious distress
They said it looks to us like you couldn't wait to pee
So they put him in the trunk and drove him home to Beverly.
Mass., that is.
North shore, Naval birthplace.
The Beverly Sal Felducci!
In recent decades, the Newton Upper Falls landmark has become a place to jog or just take in the views - or listen to your echo - but with today's water emergency, the state reactivated the aqueduct the "bridge" was built for in 1877.
More Sudbury Aqueduct photos, from its start in Framingham to the gatehouse that lets it flow into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Problems at Waltham dam mean large parts of the Charles in Newton could be a fetid mud flat this summerBy adamg - 4/23/10 - 3:15 pm
UPDATE: The state Department of Conservation and Recreation will lower the level of the Charles at the dam by three feet Sunday night to allow for inspection of the dam's catwalk and flashboards, which are showing "significant deterioration of structural components." The dam itself is fine, the state says. The extra water will be diverted into the Mother Brook in Dedham. Read more.
Ian Lamont reports a particularly leaky Moody Street dam has let so much water downstream that mudflats are already appearing upstream. He quotes a report from longtime river watcher Michael St. Clair: